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Vantage Point: One Window, Two Views

Participants will see examples of historical events and how different each event is presented based on the writers involvement or affiliation. Strategies include literacy, art, and critical thinking.

Social Studies to Infinity and Beyond

The presentation will focus on creative strategies to teach U.S. History. The five strategies will be described and modeled by the presenters. Resources will be provided for the five strategies.

Teaching about Global Interconnectedness and Interdependence by Using Literature

This interactive session engages participants in discussing how to use literature in teaching about world cultures and global issues. Notable Social Studies Trade Books (2004 - 20011) will be discussed.

World of Change: Journey to Joburg, a South African Story

The injustice and oppression of apartheid in South Africa left people of color with limited opportunities. Political pressure, access to education, and increasing opportunities have created an impetus for change.

Using Digital Media: Content in Your Classroom in Just Seconds!

Explore the new interactive Digital Classroom created by the Newseum! Free to teachers, the site offers award-winning videos, viewing guides and lesson plans that help students become knowledgeable media consumers.

The Missing Link: Building Bridges between Scholarship and the Classroom

How can we design professional learning that directly impacts instruction? Presenters will share a model that effectively mixes historical scholarship, innovative pedagogy, and classroom experiments to turn theory into practice.

ESEA Flexibility Waiver and What It Means to Social Studies

States have sought NCLB waivers in order to meet high standards in a manner that best meets their needs. How does TLE, new accountability, and Common Core affect Social Studies?

Protesters and Patriots: The Music of the 1960s

This poster presentation will help students use critical thinking to understand the divisive issues of the 1960s. Music defines us and records our attitudes and ideas.

The History Education Network: Research-Informed Practice, Practice-Informed Research

This poster session demonstrates ways The History Education Network, a pan-Canadian bilingual organization, brings together different constituencies involved in history education to improve history teaching and learning.

Teaching History with e-Portfolios

The poster presentation will explore ways to create and use digital portfolios to promote literacy, reflection, and historical understanding. Educators learn about free, web-based technologies.


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